Shelley Rempel, thanks you for your interest in her background and qualifications. She is committed to trying to change the world to make it a better place for everyone, especially these that face inequality, discrimination and oppression in our communities.
Shelley is passionate about teaching and learning. She has been a full time faculty member at Mohawk College since 2001. The focus of her teaching is Social Policy & Law, Community Organizing, Advocacy for Social Work, and Anti-oppressive Practices.
She has been the union steward, OPSEU, Local 240, for the Human Services Department for over six years.
Prior to coming to Mohawk College, Shelley was the Executive Director of the Housing Help Centre for more than 10 years. The Centre is a community based not-for-profit agency that works with people who are homeless or in danger of losing their housing. In this capacity, she participated in grassroots organizing activities aimed at changing government policies and programs.
Shelley recently published her first book - Advocacy in Practice: Creating a Culture of Social Change in the Human Services, Oxford University Press, 2017.
As for formal education, she has a BA in Sociology from the University of Toronto, a BSW from McMaster University, an MA in Social Welfare Policy from McMaster University, and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto.